50

YEARS IN BUSINESS

2300

TRAVEL AGENTS

50

LOCATIONS

1,500

LUXURY HOTEL PARTNERS

11

YEARS (AVERAGE) OF AGENT EXPERIENCE

We are Tzell Travel Group

 

Since 1966, Tzell Travel Group has been providing clients with exceptional travel planning and management services around the globe from our headquarters in New York City and more than 50 offices across 25 states and the UK.

Locations

New York
Tzell Travel Group
1633 Broadway, 36th Floor
New York, NY 10019
212-944-2121

New England
Tzell New England
One Appleton Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
617-426-2220

The Travel Collaborative
625 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 207
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-497-7400

New Jersey
Tzell New Jersey
30 2 Bridges Road, Suite 270
Fairfield, NJ 07004
973-287-1772

London
Tzell UK
101 Saint Martin’s Lane
London WC2N 4AZ, UK
+44 20 3394 2800

Los Angeles
Tzell Travel West
11111 Santa Monica Blvd, #1600
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-289-6000

All Star Travel Group
11111 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-806-4300

Tzell Leadership Team

 

Tzell’s leadership team is dedicated to creating a prosperous, enriching environment for our agents and their valued clients. We are proud to have an executive team that is not only highly experienced and successful, but who are also passionate about the business of travel.

Angie Licea

Angie Licea

President, Global Travel Collection

As the leader of Global Travel Collection’s independent advisor, luxury leisure, corporate VIP and entertainment business, Angie Licea is focused on enhancing the company’s support of its independent travel advisors through leadership, technology and supplier partnerships and continually enhancing service and value for its discerning clientele. A 30-year travel industry veteran, Angie began her career with US Airways and went on to hold various management roles at American Express/Rosenbluth International where she worked for 18 years. Her last role there was as Vice President of Global Business Partnerships, responsible for $1.5 billion in air sales for 16 global accounts. She joined Travel Leaders in May 2012 and served as Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Technology Development for Travel Leaders Corporate before being named to her current role.
Becky Powell

Becky Powell

Chief Strategy Officer, Global Travel Collection

Becky Powell joined Protravel from Travel Leaders Group luxury brand, Andrew Harper Travel, where as Senior Vice President she managed operations and sales for the brand. Becky is a seasoned luxury travel executive, having spent more than 30 years in various capacities of travel operations and sales, including nine years at Virtuoso, including as Senior Vice President, Global Member Partnership; Vice President Member Sales and Service; and Managing Director, National Accounts. While at Virtuoso, she opened Virtuoso Europe for agency membership, initiated “innovation teams” to create new products and solutions for its members, and launched an industry-lauded certification program for Virtuoso travel advisors. She previously worked at Brendan Worldwide Vacations in Chatsworth, CA, AAA National in Heathrow, FL, and Trans World Airlines in St. Louis, MO.

Cindy Schlanksy

Chief Development Officer, Global Travel Collection

Cindy Schlansky has worked in all aspects of the retail travel business, first as a leisure agent before transitioning into key areas of specialization, including corporate travel, groups and meetings. She eventually rose to Senior Vice President of Account Management and Operations at Stevens Travel before joining Tzell Travel Group in 2000 as Vice President of Operations. Cindy’s role included overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day operation, including new advisor onboarding, branch integration and managing the ARC processes. She was later promoted to Senior Vice President focused on organizational growth, operations process and agent development including agent trouble-shooting, coaching and counseling. Cindy’s deep understanding of the travel industry and agency operations positioned her well for her current role where she is responsible for the strategic direction and future growth of the Global Travel Collection brands.
Don Jones

Don N. Jones

Chief Marketing Officer & SVP Western Region, Global Travel Collection

A veteran luxury executive, Don Jones is highly-regarded in the travel industry. Prior to joining Travel Leaders Luxury Brands served as Executive Vice President for Cadence Travel and Vice President of Sales, The Americas for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Don is now responsible for guiding the leadership structure and strategic plan, as well as increasing market share and revenue, particularly for Protravel International and Tzell Travel Group on the West Coast. He is based in the Los Angeles-area. His distinguished career in the hotel industry included positions with the Beverly Wilshire, The Pierre as well as the Four Seasons Hotels in Atlanta and Newport Beach. “Joining iconic brands like Tzell and Protravel is a privilege and an honor,” said Jones.

Jason Oshiokpekhai

Managing Director, UK, Global Travel Collection

Jason Oshiokpekhai serves as Managing Director of Protravel International U.K., Tzell Travel Group U.K., Colletts Travel and Scotia Travel. Based in London, Jason oversees daily operations for the brands which serve luxury leisure, corporate and entertainment clients in the United Kingdom. Prior to his appointment, Jason worked as Director of Sales and Account Management for Protravel and Tzell Travel Group where he built the first-ever Sales & Account management team and helped to streamline sales operations. He has been instrumental in building corporate travel business for the UK market. Jason previously worked at Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, where he successfully led business development, agency & corporate sales teams. He is passionate about two things: (1) empowering his team to achieve higher levels of success and (2) giving back to local communities in need.

Karen Magee

Senior Vice President, Advisor & Partner Engagement, Global Travel Collection

Karen Magee focuses on the growth of advisor luxury travel business through partnership initiatives, education, and resource development at Global Travel Collection. In her role, she is also responsible for facilitating and strengthening preferred supplier agreements and relationships within the Global Travel Collection network. Prior to joining Tzell, Karen has held positions with a focus on supplier relations management at other agencies as well as serving as a Global Sales Director for a luxury hotel company. Beyond that, Karen Magee serves on the board of a variety of luxury hotel brands, is a past board member of WinIt (Women in Travel), and co-founded YTP (Young Travel Professionals).
Mark Munley

Mark Munley

Chief Information Officer, Global Travel Collection

Mark Munley brings over 25 years of IT leadership experience to his role as Global Travel Collection’s Chief Information Officer, where he oversees the information technology needs for all business divisions across the organization. This includes collaborating with business leaders to design and integrate technology solutions to streamline operations, enhance reporting, enforce accountability, drive innovation and align with the company’s visionary strategies and business objectives. Immediately prior to joining Internova, Mark served as Cision/PR Newswire’s Vice President of Global Technology Governance where he implemented their first 3rd party risk management program, led the integration of multiple regional technology teams and served on the technology governance committee. Mark is based in the New York Metro area.
Michele Cappacio

Michele Cappacio

Chief Operating Officer, Global Travel Collection

Michele (LaRosa) Capaccio is a 35-year travel industry veteran. As Chief Operating Officer of Global Travel Collection, Michele oversees day-to-day operations of the organization. Michele brings a deep operational knowledge to her role, having first joined Protravel in 1986. She has held a wide range of responsibilities spanning accounting and office management to the integration of multiple new branches, HR administration, and the design and development of agent tools and resources. Her role also entails providing guidance and support to hundreds of independent travel advisors in a wide variety of areas. Michele lives in Long Beach with her husband and works out of Protravel’s New York City headquarters.

Monty Swaney

Chief Business Officer & Eastern Region Branch Mgmt., Global Travel Collection

Monty Swaney is a travel industry veteran with extensive experience in both the operations and sales sides of the business, making him a strong partner to guide Global Travel Collection agents to success. Monty began his career as a front-line corporate agent for Hyatt in New York. Moving to the agency side, he worked with Linden Travel as head of Corporate Sales, moving up the ranks to become Director of Corporate Operations then Vice President of Linden, which merged with Frosch Travel. Monty joined Tzell Travel in 2009 as Vice President of Operations. He was later promoted to Senior Vice President and then President. His deep knowledge of the corporate and entertainment travel, allows him to work closely on recruitment and management of this important segment of Global Travel Collection.

Sara Sessa

Senior Vice President, West Coast Operations, Global Travel Collection

Sara Sessa has been with Tzell Travel Group for 25 years and was an integral part of the team that built Tzell’s West Coast operation, evolving it into the tremendously successful and respected organization it is today. Prior to joining Tzell, she worked in the video production field. In her current role, Sara oversees all West Coast operations for Global Travel Collection, ranging from day-to-day operations to supporting agents in their career growth.

Awilda Gonzales

Senior Vice President, Engagement & Communications, Global Travel Collection

Awilda Gonzalez began her professional career in radio before transitioning to the travel industry, first as a ticket agent with American Airlines and then as a travel agent before joining Tzell Travel in 1997. Over the past 20-plus years, Awilda has served in a variety of capacities on the leadership team, giving her a unique view of the independent contractor business model and an in-depth understanding of Tzell’s culture and position in the marketplace. Currently, Awilda serves as Senior Vice President of Operations and Engagement. In her current role she oversees agent relations and company culture, along with events and a wide variety of special projects.

Corporate Social Responsibility

 

The travel companies led by Internova Travel Group are rallied around a single mission: to empower our network of travel advisors with the most exceptional programs, products and support to deliver unparalleled experiences to the traveler. As our company has evolved over the years, we have also come to understand how our company’s operations and services can impact the economy, environment and greater community.

There is an opportunity for us to use our mission to guide us in making a positive impact through every dimension of our business. We can leverage our size, our scale and our network to create value for our advisors, our clients, our investors and the communities we serve.

With that in mind, we have organized our corporate social responsibility strategy around seven key areas: Governance & Compliance, Human Rights, Labor Practices, Fair Operating Practices, The Environment, Consumer Care, and Community Involvement.

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Help us help others.

Originally formed in 2012, the Tzell and Protravel Foundation was created by Tzell and our sister organization to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. This non-profit foundation provides funds, support and assistance to people and communities in need.

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